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Willing to answer and talk about any rules & strategy questions anyone might have.

TEMPLATE som football box 1981 EX-NM.JPG



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I know you are not a fan of modern football, but how well in your opinion does Strat Football accommodate the modern pass crazy NFL? Can it replicate 65-70% completion percentage on 45 attempts when the defense is constantly calling pass while playing nickel and dime defense?

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In my opinion, no.
I use the Oregon Ducks in a league, and struggle a ton to match their offensive output.

Mariota is a 64% passer IRL.

 

Stanford [R] at Oregon [C]Win 31-21
Oregon [C] at Oregon State [R]Win 28-14
Oregon [C] at BYU [R]Win 49-35
Georgia [R] at Oregon [C]Win 24-22
Ohio State [C] at Oregon [C]Loss 45-28
Oregon [C] at Missouri [C]Loss 26-22
Alabama [C] at Oregon [C]Loss 28-21
Oregon [C] at Baylor [C]Win 49-35
Oregon [C] at Louisville [C]Win 24-23
Oregon [C] at Oklahoma [C]Win 52-28
Clemson [C] at Oregon [C]Win 56-17

Passing Stats

 AttCompYdsComp %Yds/AttTDTD %INTINT %LongSackRating
2013 Oregon [C]
Marcus Mariota305177307858.010.13210.562.06914/70173.5


-- Edited by mikepayne on Friday 20th of February 2015 01:59:59 PM



-- Edited by mikepayne on Friday 20th of February 2015 02:02:19 PM

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Is it possible to post a full box score like the partial one above? I try but it says message too long.



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mikepayne wrote:

Is it possible to post a full box score like the partial one above? I try but it says message too long.


 There is a size limit. A lot of it has to do with the formatting. I've had it happen when posting baseball league stats.



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ok thanks, I'll just go with the links to it from now on :)



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How good is cross era play...say the 63 Bears vs the 99 Rams?

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I used to a lot of cross era tournaments, and they made for some great games.

Certain rule settings in the football game are geared toward certain era's so compromises have to be made, and agreed upon before kicking off.



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Does new college game use the same setup as the pro game or are their adjustment for overall team strength?

I have the 1988 college football season and they had those "break down" rolls for teams of different levels. A small school got crushed that way. That and all the "Offense" was loaded onto the defensive cards.

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The biggest difference in the college game is the "SHORT GAINS" on all the cards are replaced with a "GAIN".
The teams have a "TOP SECRET" ranking that the game company will not make public.
with the upwards of a thousand college games played on the pc, I gather that there are 4-5 levels of TEAM POWER as I would put it.
The "GAINS" between even ranked teams will be short gains.
A GAIN for a level 1 team vs a level 5 team wil almost always be a touchdown. (this level here I don't care for too much as you get some unrealistic stats at times)
A GAIN for a level 1 vs a level 2 will almost always be a short gain, but sometimes a long gain. A GAIN for a level 5 vs a level 1 will always be a short gain.
When a level 5 rolls an ACTUAL LONG GAIN vs a level 1, it will be capped at 28 yards.

Another difference in the coll game is some teams are classified as SPREAD OFFENSE.
These teams usually have QB's with unlimited end run capability.
They also allow RB's to run to all run zones out of the SPREAD (shot gun) formation.



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The problem I have with the college formations - especially the spread - is that there are too many what I think are unrealistic downsides to using them, which aren't really present in the modern college game. For example, when using the spread, a "1" on the runner's card is guessed right even if the play was guessed wrong. I think this is a carry-over from the 3WR formation in the pro game, where it was determined that a penalty of sorts was needed for a team that switches from the pro set to add a receiver. But I think it UNFAIRLY penalizes the back (and I think the quarterback, as well) on a college spread team. And I don't detect any card enhancements for such backs that would make up for it. What's your view? If I played FTF, I would be inclined to use a pro set formation for a spread team.

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boomer wrote:

The problem I have with the college formations - especially the spread - is that there are too many what I think are unrealistic downsides to using them, which aren't really present in the modern college game. For example, when using the spread, a "1" on the runner's card is guessed right even if the play was guessed wrong. I think this is a carry-over from the 3WR formation in the pro game, where it was determined that a penalty of sorts was needed for a team that switches from the pro set to add a receiver. But I think it UNFAIRLY penalizes the back (and I think the quarterback, as well) on a college spread team. And I don't detect any card enhancements for such backs that would make up for it. What's your view? If I played FTF, I would be inclined to use a pro set formation for a spread team.


 1; The spread does not dictate the white 1 hurting the run game. You can use the spread in ANY FORMATION. The white one only hurts a 1 RB set with 3 or more WR'S. (I'm gueesing you already know that though, right?)

I myself like the spread in the college game, and always use it.

 

I have a section here asking for NFL/COLL online football players to post contact info for future gaming. Would love to get some games in vs some new (to me) opponents. smile



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I stand corrected. When I think of the spread in college football (including SOM), I think in terms of three or four wide receivers rather than checking the "spread" box, which to me is simply selecting a "shotgun" formation. In the college game, I think there should be no (or a more limited) sanction for using three wide receivers and one running back. By the way, I learned the shotgun rules for the pro game, but never figured out what the downside is to always checking the spread box in the college game. I assume it helps with the pass rush, but I'm not sure how it hurts.

I'd consider a football tournament - even double elimination - where I could gracefully exit upon being pounded after game or two, but I'm not sure I would have the stomach (guts?) for a full season. I only have 2010 and ATFF in the pro game and 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 and the all-time teams (which I don't like) in the college game. I considered a purchase of an older NFL season, but by that time I was kicked (and locked) out of Stratfanforum and my inclination to give money to SOM faded.

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boomer wrote:

I stand corrected. When I think of the spread in college football (including SOM), I think in terms of three or four wide receivers rather than checking the "spread" box, which to me is simply selecting a "shotgun" formation. In the college game, I think there should be no (or a more limited) sanction for using three wide receivers and one running back. By the way, I learned the shotgun rules for the pro game, but never figured out what the downside is to always checking the spread box in the college game. I assume it helps with the pass rush, but I'm not sure how it hurts.

I'd consider a football tournament - even double elimination - where I could gracefully exit upon being pounded after game or two, but I'm not sure I would have the stomach (guts?) for a full season. I only have 2010 and ATFF in the pro game and 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 and the all-time teams (which I don't like) in the college game. I considered a purchase of an older NFL season, but by that time I was kicked (and locked) out of Stratfanforum and my inclination to give money to SOM faded.


 Boomer, can you add your info to the thread I have to accumulate a list of online strat football gamers? Would love to get some games in vs you in the future. smile



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Anyone every play SOM computer football using pre-merger teams from the 1960s?  I was wondering if there was any effort to enhance the abilities of the NFL teams so they have some sort of advantage over AFL teams when they play each other.  I know SOM uses a variety of techniques in this respect for their college game.



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